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Waterloo Greenway Announces Interim CEO Kathy Miller

Waterloo Greenway today announced the appointment of Kathy Miller as interim CEO to guide the organization forward as former CEO Peter Mullan departs for a new role as Chief of Architecture and Urban Design for the Austin Transit Partnership (ATP). Miller began her post with the Conservancy on March 15, previously serving as Executive Director of the Texas Freedom Network for 16 years. She has also held the role of Interim Executive Director for Every Texan since November 2020.

“I am honored to join the talented staff at Waterloo Greenway and work alongside the dedicated board and our city and community partners throughout this new season for the organization,” said Miller. “I have a passion for the critical mission of the organization and the utmost respect for the impact it is making in the community that is our home. I am excited to play just a small part in this iconic and inclusive place-making effort, and I intend to use my experience to make this transition as seamless as possible.”

As Miller assumes her new role, Waterloo Greenway’s Board of Directors are beginning the process of starting a national search for its next leader, a process anticipated to take six months to a year. The search will include internal and local candidates, as well as those from around the country who share the Conservancy’s calling and believe in its mission of environmental and cultural stewardship. 

“While we take the necessary time to thoughtfully identify Waterloo Greenway’s next great trailblazer, the position of interim CEO is an incredibly important one, and we are pleased to welcome Kathy and look forward to benefiting from her wealth of experience working with non-profits,” said Cotter Cunningham, board chair of Waterloo Greenway. “With the opening of Waterloo Park right around the corner, we are at an exciting inflection point in our organization’s history, and I believe that she is the right leader to see this project into its next remarkable chapter.” 

Throughout this process, the board remains committed to fulfilling the organization’s promise to the community – to create an inclusive and vibrant park system that will connect people not only to nature, but to one another. The first phase of this promise becomes a reality in Summer 2021, with the opening of the highly-anticipated, revitalized Waterloo Park. Miller will lead all efforts as the board and staff plan to bring this project to life and welcome the community to the 11-acre greenspace oasis. 

Waterloo Greenway Interim CEO, Kathy Miller